Decision details

Town Centre Masterplan

Decision Maker: Executive,

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek approval to proceed with the preparation of a DPD Masterplan.




(1)    That a Town Centre Masterplan Programme Board be established and chaired by Councillor John Rigg.


(2)    That a procurement specialist be appointed for the purpose of a delivery led town centre project who will advise the Council on the recruitment of a team of specialists, including planners, to lead on the delivery of a portfolio of projects that will together contribute to the comprehensive regeneration of Guildford town centre, and be responsible for delivering the projects that are identified as supporting the future of the Town Centre as well as the evidence base that will inform an aspirational document to explore the development potential of the Town Centre.



To support the implementation of the resolution in Council minute C029.


Options considered and rejected by the Leader of the Council:

To not approve the recommendation thereby delaying the delivery of a strategy for the improvement of Guildford Town Centre .


Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader and any dispensation granted:



Details of any written submissions received and considered by the Leader from other members of the Executive, councillors or public:


Cllr Patrick Sheard (non-Exec member):

I am happy to support this proposal.


Cllr Deborah Seabrook (non-Exec member):

Agree with the recommendation.


Report author: Andrew Tyldesley

Publication date: 26/03/2020

Date of decision: 24/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/03/2020 - Executive

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